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CJ Hsieh

Experiences:

  • Advisory board, ISES Taiwan
  • Co-chair of Test Committee, SEMI Taiwan
  • General Manager, INTEL Innovation Tech. Ltd.
  • Spokesperson, INTEL Taiwan
  • Consulting Committee, National QUEMOY University
  • VP of Global Operations, LANTIQ Deutschland GmbH
  • GM & VP of Professional Services Lab, SPIROX Corp.
  • AVP of ASIC Design Services and Production Turnkey, FARADAY Tech. Corp.
  • Technical Manager of CPU / Memory Design, UMC
  • Project Leader of EDA DFT, SYNTEST Tech. Ltd.

Education:

  • MSEE, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
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ASPEED

Founded in 2004, ASPEED Technology Inc. is a leading fabless IC design company headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan. With a focus on niche markets, ASPEED specializes in Cloud & Enterprise Solutions, including Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) SoC, Bridge IC, and PFR SoC, and Smart AV Solutions, including AVoIP SoC, Cupola360 spherical image stitching processor and Cupola360+
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ASPEED is devoted to developing innovative technologies in order to quickly respond to customer needs. In 2016, ASPEED acquired Broadcom’s Emulex Pilot™ remote server management chip business and it’s currently the world’s No. 1 BMC SoC provider. Also, ASPEED expanded its product portfolio by launching Cupola360 spherical image stitching processor and Cupola360+ software solutions in 2018.

Recognized as a trusted and reliable partner for customers, ASPEED has been awarded “Forbes Asia’s 200 Best Under a Billion” for nine consecutive years since 2014. The company was also recognized as “Taiwan Best-in-Class 100” by Taiwan Institute of Directors and CDRC Consulting Group in 2022.

Fore more information, please visit https://www.aspeedtech.com/ and https://cupola360.com/.

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Maksym Plakhotnyuk, Ph.D.

Inventor of first-ever atomic layer advanced manufacturing technology that enables materials, devices, and microsystem development and manufacturing with atomic precision. A scientist with a Ph.D. in Nanotechnology and Photovoltaics with expertise in nanotechnologies, renewable and exponential technologies, and deep knowledge of photovoltaics, semiconductor processing, solid-state physics, and material science. Member of Forbes Technology Council, Hello Tomorrow Grand Winner, Fulbright scholar, and proud Ukrainian.

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ATLANT 3D

Nanosystems is a Danish deep-tech startup that develops a unique atomic layer advanced manufacturing technology for on-demand electronic materials development and microdevice manufacturing. ATLANT 3D technology combines thin film deposition with an additive manufacturing approach to selectively deposit material one atomic layer at a time. This is the first-ever concept to be realized in such a way and the uniqueness of the technology is that it can print directly different materials on flat and complex surfaces combining different materials with atomic precision and micro resolution. It opens opportunities for innovation in the electronics space.

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Asif Arfi

My name is Asif Arfi. I am a Management and Engineering Professional with a Masters in Engineering and over 25 years of experience in high tech environment running multiple operational functions across global organizations. Worked in various functions in different roles developing solutions and tools that result in streamlining complex organizational needs into successful solutions. Have worked with cross functional teams globally and managed the lifecycle of semiconductor products from conception to completion, managed vendor- partner relationships, drove long term revenue and business strategy. Worked in high tech companies like Micron, Infineon, Spansion (AMD spinoff), Freescale, NXP, Verisilicon and in consulting. These companies range from memory to mixed signal to Service provider and IP solutions. Over the duration of my work in semiconductor industry, I have built leadership, management, technical expertise, and industry relationships.

Outside of work I like to cook, travel, and play sports sometimes. My cooking includes various cuisines from Indian curry to Chinese rice and Italian pasta. My kids love my cooking and my wife, I guess likes it too.

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Dr. Karl Breidenbach

Dr. Karl Breidenbach has more than 15 years of experience in the high-tech industry and is an expert in semiconductor management. He leads Boston Consulting Groups (BCG) semiconductor procurement consulting activities globally and is a core member of BCG’s Operations practice, as well as an adjunct member of BCG’s Semiconductor practice.

Dr. Breidenbach specializes on large-scale transformations in technology-driven supply chains, with a focus on complex outsourcing engagements in semiconductors, software, and cost reductions in R&D-focused products. He has experience in leading large-scale post-merger integrations, with a focus on synergy generation and supply chain optimization. He has also developed semiconductor management programs across automotive and industrial companies, including redesign, platform strategies, and operating model evolution.

Prior to joining BCG, Dr. Breidenbach was a Senior Director at Infineon Technologies AG where he was heading semiconductor outsourcing business development with silicon foundries and OSATs companies across all product lines and technologies. He started his career at IBM as a consultant in the Strategy and Transformation Division, where he supported clients in automotive, electronics and the process industry on IT-driven supply chain optimization.

Dr. Breidenbach holds a PhD from Bundeswehr University Munich, M.Sc in Supply Chain Management from Dublin City University & NEOMA Business School France, BA in Information Technology and International Business from Cooperative State University Stuttgart and Open University. He is also a co-author of several books and publications on operations and automotive semiconductor management and regularly lectures at international universities.

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Boston Consulting Group

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a global consulting firm that partners with leaders in business and society to tackle their most important challenges and capture their greatest opportunities. We are a leading consulting firm for the Semiconductor industry having conducted more than 400 projects over past 10 years, serving players across the entire semiconductor value chain. Beyond that we have lead extensive semiconductor-related work for leading companies in Data Center/Cloud, Mobile, Consumer Electronics, Auto, Industrial and Life Sciences. As a thought leader we have co-published research papers with SIA, as well as dedicated work on topics such as the reinvention of the software-defined vehicle, 5G, AR/VR and the Metaverse. www.bcg.com,

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Dr. Amr Hafez

Dr. Hafez is an international semiconductor expert with experience spanning multiple domains and geographies. He has founded and is currently the General Manager of Goodix’s design center in Egypt, leading a multidisciplinary team in working across sites, delivering complex SoCs for the mobile market. Prior to that, he led the ASIC Solutions business unit of Si-Ware Systems, a pioneer in the vibrant Egyptian semiconductor landscape. During that time he led his team in delivering cutting edge products to customers and partners in the US, Europe, China and the Gulf. Prior to Si-Ware, Mr. Hafez was an RFIC leader at PMC-Sierra and Blackberry in Canada.

Mr. Hafez holds a Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo, Canada, has published several patents and technical papers and teaches analog and RF circuit design at Cairo University.

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Goodix Technology

Goodix Technology (603160.SH) is an integrated solution provider for applications based on IC design and software development. We provide industry-leading software and hardware semiconductor solutions for smart devices, IoT applications, and automotive electronics. Our commitment to being global leaders in our markets is demonstrated by acquiring the best talents around the world and aggressively investing in R&D. We are dedicated to breaking through boundaries of technological innovation within sensing, processing, connectivity and security, empowering a connected, intelligent world. Striving to become a world-leading comprehensive IC design company, we are committed to deliver greater unique values to global customers, partners, and enrich the smart lives of hundreds of millions of consumers around the world.

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Farhat Jahangir

Farhat serves as the CEO at GS Microelectronics. Prior to joining GSME he was serving as VP & GM of Manufacturing at Onsemi, where he was managing ON Semiconductor’s largest 300mm Fab in East-Fishkill, New York for over two years. Farhat joined ON Semiconductor through Quantenna Communication acquisition in March 2019 where he was serving as SVP of Manufacturing, Operations & Quality for six plus years. Farhat played a pivotal role in making Quantenna successful through manufacturing optimization, process & yields improvements, cost reductions, & significant margins improvement. Farhat’s efforts enabled Quantenna’s successful IPO in October 2016.

Farhat has over 25 years of successful experience in global manufacturing, Fab & OSAT operations, supplier management, building partnerships, and the assurance of quality & reliability processes. Prior to joining ON Semi/Quantenna Communications, he headed semiconductor manufacturing operations and quality functions at Synerchip Corporation (acquired by Silicon Image) & SiTime (a MEMS based timing solution company). His contributions towards building and restructuring company’s lower margin product lines to higher margins, enabled market penetration and corporate margins growth in the companies he served. Farhat also held various engineering and management positions in the areas of semiconductor manufacturing in companies like Texas Instruments, Cypress Semiconductor, Silicon Image & IDT.

Farhat holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

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Ammar Al-Kalbani

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Maryam Al-Bulushi

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Mitchell Hsing

Mitchell Hsing, is the Co-Founder and CEO of InchFab, a low-cost, fast-cycle-time foundry solution for sensors and actuators. InchFab was born out of frustration from Mitchell and his co-founder’s struggles with the lack of access and high barrier of entry needed to make microdevices. Innovators at heart, Mitchell’s aim is to lower the barrier of entry and enable more people to innovate on the microscale. Mitchell holds, S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from MIT and B.S. degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine.

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InchFab

InchFab uses an ultra-low-cost scalable “micro-sized” fab platform. Today InchFab uses this platform to provide highly flexible and cost effective MEMS foundry services to its customers and partners.

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Denis Marcon

Denis Marcon received a M.S. degree from the University of Padova in 2006. Subsequently, he received the degree of Doctor in Engineering (Ph. D.) from the Catholic University of Leuven and imec with the thesis entitled “Reliability study of power gallium nitride based transistors” in 2011. He is leading author or co-author of more than 50 journal papers or international conference contributions.

After his Ph.D. graduation, he has been leading projects aiming to develop GaN HEMTs for several applications (RF and power switching). Thereafter, he has joined the business development team of Imec where he was directly responsible for the partnerships with imec in the field of GaN power electronics as well as on dedicated development and manufacturing of Si-based devices, MEMS, sensors and micro-systems,

Today he is the General Manager of Innoscience Europe (subsidiary of Innoscience) and he is directly responsible for Innoscience’s GaN business in Europe.

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Innoscience

Innoscience is an Integrated Device Manufacturer (IDM) founded in December 2015 with the support of international prestigious investors. With the development of new technologies, the electric power grid and power electronic systems across the world are undergoing a massive transformation. Our vision is to create an energy ecosystem with effective and low-cost Gallium-Nitride-on-Silicon (GaN-on-Si) power solutions. In November 2017, Innoscience first established a mass production 8-inch wafer line for GaN-on-Si devices and, in order to fulfill the rapidly growing power demands, Innoscience has inaugurated a new facility in September 2020. As a cutting-edge GaN technology provider, Innoscience’s 1,600+ employees and over 500 R&D experts are dedicated to delivering high performance and high reliability GaN power devices that can be widely used in diverse applications including portable devices, mobile phones, chargers and adapters, electric vehicles (EV) and automotive. For more information, please visit www.innoscience.com.

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Sunil Banwari

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Kamel Ait Mahiout

Kamel Ait Mahiout is a seasoned professional with over 30 years of experience in the electronics industry. His expertise spans from RF and Microwave engineering to executive roles in prominent companies such as Unity SC and Amkor Technology, where he significantly contributed to the growth and alignment of the businesses with key industry players.

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ISES

International Semiconductor Executive Summits (ISES) holds a significant position within the semiconductor industry. Since 2010 we have scaled 8 major successful regional events globally. Our initiatives to date have been fully supported by local governments. For e.g., ISES USA is hosted in partnership with the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, ISES Taiwan is hosted in partnership with ITRI, ISES EU is hosted in partnership with the EU Commission, ISES Southeast Asia in partnership with Invest in Penang. We serve as a platform where senior executives in technology, manufacturing and R&D from various semiconductor companies, technology providers, and related industries gather to exchange information, shape strategies, and discuss the industry’s direction. Our summits have influenced industry trends and decisions due to the high-level discussions that take place.

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Salah Nasri

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ISES

International Semiconductor Executive Summits (ISES) holds a significant position within the semiconductor industry. Since 2010 we have scaled 8 major successful regional events globally. Our initiatives to date have been fully supported by local governments. For e.g., ISES USA is hosted in partnership with the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, ISES Taiwan is hosted in partnership with ITRI, ISES EU is hosted in partnership with the EU Commission, ISES Southeast Asia in partnership with Invest in Penang. We serve as a platform where senior executives in technology, manufacturing and R&D from various semiconductor companies, technology providers, and related industries gather to exchange information, shape strategies, and discuss the industry’s direction. Our summits have influenced industry trends and decisions due to the high-level discussions that take place.

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Dr. Douglas Sparks

Dr Douglas Sparks is the founder of M2N Technologies LLC. M2N Technologies is a consulting firm specializing in the MEMS and Semiconductors technology, product and process commercialization and supply chains. Dr. Sparks has international business experience in these fields in the US, China, Japan and Europe in medical, industrial, aerospace, semiconductors, consumer and automotive applications. He has worked at large MEMS IDMs, start-ups and MEMS foundries. Doug was the CTO of Hanking Electronics which built the first 200mm pure MEMS wafer fab in China. He also led technology acquisition, foundry process and MEMS related product development at Hanking. He founded a microsensor packaging company called NanoGetters, which was acquired by Materion. He was the EVP at Integrated Sensing Systems where he launched multiple microfluidic sensor products, including an FDA approved MEMS drug infusion device and industrial products acquired by Endress + Hauser. Doug worked in automotive sensors and semiconductor fabs with Delphi. Dr. Sparks holds a PhD in materials engineering from Purdue University and has published more than 120 technical papers and has 70 issued patents.

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M2N Technologies LLC

M2N Technologies LLC provides MEMS, semiconductor and sensor consulting and development services. Areas covered include fab selection and MEMS/Semi supply chain improvements & strategies, acquisition due diligence, MEMS hermetic packaging and process development and wafer process integration. Micro 2 Nano Technologies develops new sensors like pressure, flow, optical sensors and resonators, MEMS and 3D printed-based products.

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Mohammed bin Ali bin Mohammed Al Lawati

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Ministry of Commerce, Industry & Investment Promotions (MOCIIP)

The ministry was established by the Royal Decree No. 40/74 in 1974 as Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

In 2020, Royal Decree No. 97/2020 was issued amending the name of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion, defining its functions of reference, approving its organizational structure.

The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion has various responsibilities such as supervising commercial, industrial, investment activities and developing exports; where it will to strengthen the national economy via promoting the business environment. It also aims to diversify and sustain the economy in line with Oman Vision 2040.

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Fahad Sultan Al Abri

  • 23 Years mainly in the ICT domain and private sector.
  • Domain experience in areas of strategic planning, project management, startup Eco-system, PM portfolio, capacity building, FDIs, marketing & sales, talent management.
  • Leading projects, civil status, Sas for Entrepreneurship, national PC Initiatives, national government training, community IT training, specialized training, government software licensing management, Oman 2020 census compliance and acceleration program.
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Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology (MTCIT)

The Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology supervises a number of national projects Such as, the ports and airports that connect the Sultanate with the world and contribute to diversifying the sources of income and achieve sustainable development in various economic, industrial, commercial, tourism and other fields.

These efforts are accompanied with the Ministry’s relentless strive to make the transport and logistics sectors in the Sultanate have a global reputation, to be the second source of national income and within the top ten in logistics performance at the international level by 2040.

At the local level, side by side with all these projects, The Ministry works to regulate land and sea transport industries by issuing the needed legislations.

The Ministry is also the responsible body for formulating and implementing the government digital strategies and programs in the Sultanate of Oman. Its main mission is to raise the level of efficiency in government performance, support innovation in service delivery, and enhance spending and economic growth through the use of information and communication technology.

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Dr. Ali Amur Ali Al Shidhani

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Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology (MTCIT)

The Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology supervises a number of national projects Such as, the ports and airports that connect the Sultanate with the world and contribute to diversifying the sources of income and achieve sustainable development in various economic, industrial, commercial, tourism and other fields.

These efforts are accompanied with the Ministry’s relentless strive to make the transport and logistics sectors in the Sultanate have a global reputation, to be the second source of national income and within the top ten in logistics performance at the international level by 2040.

At the local level, side by side with all these projects, The Ministry works to regulate land and sea transport industries by issuing the needed legislations.

The Ministry is also the responsible body for formulating and implementing the government digital strategies and programs in the Sultanate of Oman. Its main mission is to raise the level of efficiency in government performance, support innovation in service delivery, and enhance spending and economic growth through the use of information and communication technology.

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Marco Mezger

Marco Mezger is a global entrepreneur, investor, and advisor with over 25 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. Born in Germany and based in Taipei, Marco has a unique understanding of global semiconductor businesses with their challenges, resulting in a track record at various companies and as a matchmaker in the industry. As a thought leader focusing on memory technology, Marco has a sizeable global follower base on LinkedIn. He is also a regular guest on the business TV program “Taiwan Talks” commenting on the semiconductor industry news and market trends.

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Neumonda

Neumonda has been founded with profound know how and the ‘DNA’ of former German memory powerhouse ‘Qimonda’. It has the ability to provide memory and storage solutions to worldwide customers, especially targeting the industrial and specialty market segments.

“Deep understanding of the technical/supply chain aspects of product design and developments, in addition to sales and marketing are building the foundation of the the global management team to serve these markets with real ‘Memory Competency‘.”

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APIS4

APIS4 wields decades of executive experience across the global markets of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), Asia Pacific (APAC), and the Americas (AMER). From our headquarters in Taiwan, we operate both domestically or internationally to lead you into your newest horizons.

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